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  • Mobile operators suggest licencing regime for WhatsApp, Skype, other OTT services 3 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To have a level-playing field, telecom operators have proposed a licencing regime for over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype, a view which is opposed by Internet firms and associations. This comes after all the stakeholders submitted their comments on TRAI's consultation paper on Net Neutrality. April 24 was...
  • Did you write to TRAI on net neutrality? Your name, e-mail address is now public 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI faced flak on the social media including Twitter for making public names and email ids of one million people who have submitted their comments on Net Neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on March 27 had floated a consultation paper on putting in place...
  • Xiaomi eying $1billion in revenue from mobile services 4 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi is looking at nearly a billion dollars in revenue this year from mobile services. The company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun says that the company expects triple revenue from services like games and a payment app. If 'the Apple of China' is able to achieve...
  • Nokia denies return to phone making, says 'these reports are false' 12 hours 8 minutes ago

    Helsinki : Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on...
  • Is Apple planning an iPod comeback? Yesterday

    New Delhi: Apple's iconic iPod seemed to breathe its last after the coming of the ubiquitous and all-inclusive iPhone. However, the tech giant is now speculated to revive its portable digital music player this year. The iPod Touch has not received any major update since the end of 2012 and the...
  • Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi as it has got the go-ahead in this regard from the Department of Telecom (DoT). Airtel's 4G launch in Delhi has been mired in a legal case. The telecom major had got the required spectrum for 4G services through acquisition...
  • Zomato, Uber partner to enable users book cabs to the restaurant they are planning to eat at 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Online restaurant guide Zomato and taxi hailing app Uber have entered into a partnership to enable users book cabs to the restaurant they are planning to eat at. Zomato will bring the Uber experience to the Zomato app, enabling users to book cabs to the restaurant they are planning...
  • Woman falls into hole in London pavement 3 days ago

    London: A woman with a shopping trolley on Thursday briefly "disappeared" into a hole which had opened up in the pavement in London, the British capital, shortly after a man fell down the hole and twisted his ankle. Emergency services were called when the woman vanished into a void outside a...
  • HP to sell photo-sharing service Snapfish 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Hewlett-Packard Co said it would sell its web-based photo sharing service Snapfish to digital imaging company District Photo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP, the world's No. 2 PC maker, bought Snapfish for more than $300 million in 2005 and made the company a part of its printing...
  • Amazon launches online travel service 5 days ago

    New York: The site that sells everything from toilet paper to toys can now send you on a romantic getaway. Amazon is expanding its travel service online, dubbed Amazon Destinations, the latest effort by the e-commerce site to bolster its service offerings. The travel service offers deals on hotels and getaways in...
  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • Apple Pay to debut in Canada this November April 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker is in talks with Canada's six biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank,...
  • TCS accused of South Asian bias in US lawsuit April 17, 2015

    New York: Tata Consultancy Services has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favouritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Steven Heldt said 95 per...
  • TCS offers record Rs 2,628 crore one-time bonus to employees April 17, 2015

    Mumbai: In one of the largest-ever employee bonus payouts in the history of India Inc, software exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Thursday announced a Rs 2,628 crore one-time bonus to staff to mark 10 years of its public listing. The city-headquartered TCS said all employees who have completed at least one...
  • US Secret Service in a tizzy after gyrocopter lands in Capitol lawn April 16, 2015

    The small, single-seat aircraft, a gyrocopter, sent US Capitol Police scrambling on Wednesday afternoon when a pilot navigated the restricted airspace surrounding the complex, and landed on the grassy area of the west lawn. The Tampa Bay Times said the pilot, Doug Hughes, a Florida postal worker, told the paper...
  • 'Ok Google' Trusted Voice smart lock feature rolling out to Android Lollipop users April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's Trusted Voice smart lock feature that allows users to unlock devices with their voice is being rolled out to Android Lollipop users. While the feature was introduced with Google Play Services 7.0 last month, it wasn't visible in the app settings just yet. However, multiple users of the...
  • Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju challenges fraud case verdict April 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: The founder of Satyam Computer Services(SATY.NS), Ramalinga Raju, who was found guilty in an accounting fraud case and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment last week, has filed an appeal to challenge the court's verdict. Uma Maheshwar Rao, a lawyer for Raju, said the appeal was filed in a sessions court...
  • What will change if there is no net neutrality? April 13, 2015

    The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the content, site,...
  • UPSC declares civil services (main) examination results April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The results of civil services (main) examination, 2014 were declared on Sunday night by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The personality test of successful candidates is likely to commence from April 27, the UPSC said. The results have been declared pending the outcome of a review petition...
  • Apple in talks with Taylor Swift, other musicians for exclusive streaming deals: Report April 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks with Florence and the Machine...
  • YouTube to offer viewers ad-free option for monthly fee April 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change. It's not clear when the option will...
  • Moody's Investors Service raises India's credit rating outlook to positive April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India's credit rating outlook was raised to positive by Moody's Investors Service signaling optimism in the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to improve the economy. The country's Baa3 rating was affirmed and the outlook was revised to positive. In a statement, the...
  • TRAI recommends 112 as single emergency number for India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A single number '112' can be used for all emergency phone calls across the country including for police, fire and ambulance, telecom regulator TRAI proposed on Tuesday. Similar to the '911' all-in-one emergency service in the US, government can integrate all existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101,...
  • Microsoft is getting closer to having its own competitor to Apple Pay April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: After Google Wallet and Apple Pay you will soon have the option of Microsoft Pay. The software giant has received approval for its payments transfer service from one state in the US, a stepping stone to the company's wider ambition of providing the service throughout. Business analyst, Faizal Khan,...
  • Samsung enjoys more customer loyalty than Apple April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: We all love our smartphones and gadgets, but how loyal are we towards the company that has manufactured them? Would we consider buying our next smartphone from the same company or defect to its rival? Customer loyalty goes a long way in defining how a company is being...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • Judge rejects Google's request to dismiss privacy lawsuit over Google Wallet April 3, 2015

    A US federal judge has rejected Google's request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the technology company of invading the privacy of users of its Google Wallet electronic payment service by sharing their personal information with outside app developers. In a decision on Wednesday night, US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in...
  • IBM to invest $3 billion to build 'Internet of Things' division March 31, 2015

    New York: IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates that 90 per cent of all data generated by...
  • Amazon to launch home services marketplace; will connect customers with electricians, plumbers, painters March 30, 2015

    Chicago: Amazon.com is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. Amazon Home Services, which will launch on Monday, will allow customers to buy 700 services such as car maintenance,...
  • Sony replaces its own music app on PlayStation with Spotify to expand music service March 30, 2015

    New York: Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Spotify hits the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, with a new app adapted for large television screens. Sony says partnering...